Online Brilliant Me and My Feelings – 4pm UK time

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Designed for children aged 5-7 (years 1 & 2), our Brilliant Me & My Feelings Course focuses on how to manage big emotions and increase emotional literacy. We aim to give children the skills they need to understand and talk about their feelings. It is made up of 5 x 90 minute online sessions.

Each student will join the online session using ‘Zoom’ software (which can be downloaded) from their home.

Students from all countries are welcome. Course times are based on UK time and all students must be fluent in English.

Online - Zoom

5 - 7 years

5 days

07.09.20 - 11.09.20

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

All times are UK time.

£225

£225.00

Designed for children aged 5-7 (years 1 & 2), our Brilliant Me & My Feelings Course focuses on how to manage big emotions and increase emotional literacy. We aim to give children the skills they need to understand and talk about their feelings.

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Connecting with how we feel

Children can often struggle to manage their big emotions and feelings; they may not be able to articulate how they feel or even recognise the exact emotion they are experiencing. This course is about developing your child’s emotional vocabulary and awareness. Taking the time to connect with how we feel and to understand our emotions without judgement, allows us to respond from a place of control rather than being overcome by big emotions.

Each online Brilliant Me Course includes access to additional exciting activities for your child to do independently at any point during their day/week. Each of these is designed to be a fun distraction from what is going on around them. These activity sheets will be emailed to you along with a summary of the content shared during the online session each day. At the end of the week you will also be sent three follow up videos to help embed your child’s learning. Please watch these with your child in your own time and discuss the themes. These videos can be re-watched at any time to help revisit the learning and continue to develop your child’s confidence.

Understanding that feelings are valid

Brilliant Me & My Feelings is specifically designed to help your child:

  • Recognise and identify their big feelings and emotions
  • Understand that all feelings are valid
  • Manage frustration
  • Develop ways to self-regulate
  • Know how to deal with worries and nerves
  • Think about their impact on others’ and the feelings they have

Course Breakdown Questions

The 90 minute sessions will be run on a software called Zoom. The children will need to have access to a device that has the internet, runs PowerPoint and facilitates the use of audio and camera (webcam).

Information on Zoom Software
Please note that a free Zoom account and Zoom client software for PC, Mac or Linux is required in order to participate in these sessions. If you have not used Zoom before, please use these links to learn how to download the necessary software and then register an account;

Getting Started

Creating an Account

(You can register with your name/email as the parent as during the first session it is possible to change the name displayed on the camera screen to your child’s)

Other notes on the online course:

  • Your child will need a quiet space for the sessions and a computer/laptop/iPad with internet connection
  • The sessions will be interactive so they will need to be seen (using the computer camera/webcam) and heard (using the computer microphone or headset)
  • They will need a pen/pencil and paper during the sessions
  • It’s important the children are relaxed and comfortable; if possible please do help them get set up for the first session and be on hand for any technical difficulties.
  • Following that, we find these sessions work best when the children are given the independence to complete them alone rather than having other people listening and watching nearby. However please feel free to listen if you would like to!
  • The content of the sessions will include discussion, games, watching videos, and sharing thoughts and ideas with the group. The children will at times be required to type using the keyboard and answer verbally

More information will be shared in our pre-course email, which you will receive towards the end of the week before the course starts.

Each day a story is shared with the children based around the theme of recognising and responding to a range of different feelings. Then, creative activities help them link the learning within the story to their everyday lives. Daily mindfulness activities are included to help the children learn to manage their emotions, as well as a daily ‘mission’ which is a simple task set to challenge them to embed their learning. Brilliant ‘Billy’ the bunny accompanies the children throughout the week and is used as a distancing tool; talking about certain feelings Billy might have can sometimes be easier to do than talking directly about our own emotions.

The stories shared in the Brilliant Me & My Feelings course are based around the following themes:

    1. Recognising a range of feelings
    2. Responding to anger
    3. Kindness and how we make others feel
    4. Dealing with worries
    5. Feeling all feelings – even the uncomfortable ones
  • 5 x 90 minute online sessions
  • A group of around 8 children will be led by an inspirational Role Model
  • Children to join the online session using ‘Zoom’ software (which can be downloaded) from your home. This software is very straight-forward and similar to Skype
  • Children will need access to an internet connection and a suitable device (desktop computer/laptop/Ipad)
  • The sessions should take place in a quiet room where there is a high bandwidth. The Role Model will run the programme from a quiet space too. It is vital that children are comfortable and able to speak openly

“We all have big feelings and sometimes these feelings can be hard to understand or might feel like they’re too big to handle. We will find out about simple ways to manage our feelings; whether it’s feeling angry, sad or worrying…all feelings are normal!

You are going to listen to some stories, play some games and learn new things to help you feel your happiest, most confident and BRILLIANT self.

  • You will be on a video call (like Skype or Facetime) with a Role Model and around 8 other children your age
  • You can wear comfortable clothes and have a drink nearby in case you need it
  • It will be a fun session of talking, thinking, listening to stories and drawing
  • We would love you tell us your ideas and feelings during the activities, so talking is encouraged! But if there’s anything you don’t want to do, you can just sit and watch
  • We can’t wait to meet you and learn some awesome new skills together!”
  • Online course – 5 x 90 minute interactive online sessions
  • Post session email – these emails summarise what your child covered so you can discuss this with them
  • Top tips – daily tips from Louise, our Head of Character Education, on how parents and carers can support the development of life skills at home
  • Offline activity – daily fun and thought-provoking activity sheets for your child to complete in their own time
  • Follow-up videos – three videos from Louise and Billy the Bunny, sent after the course has been completed to remind your child of the key course themes

This course is not designed just for children who openly struggle with their big emotions, we believe it’s healthy for all children to explore the power of their feelings; which ones they experience, how they feel, and how to respond to them. This helps to build emotional awareness, empathy and puts the foundations in place for children to be able to express their wants, needs and feelings effectively. We see this as an important part of building positive relationships, understanding ourselves and being aware of the impact we have on others. The course provides a much needed opportunity to stop and reflect on how we feel, and it helps to build the children’s vocabulary in order to talk about their feelings.

The Role Models Life Skills programme includes 7 different courses for children in Years 1-6 (ages 5-7 & 8-11). These separate courses can be completed in any order, or on their own.

Our courses follow an education framework developed by teachers, education experts and business leaders. This framework, based on the work of the Partnership for 21st century learning, defines the skills and knowledge that children need to thrive at school, at home and beyond. Our courses have been written by our Character Education team who are highly qualified educators. Our course content emphasises the importance of developing life and career skills alongside academic attainment. You can read more about the other courses which we offer here and you can read more about the partnership for 21st Century learning here.

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